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Ethics : Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers

Ethics : Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers - 10th edition

Ethics : Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers - 10th edition

ISBN13: 9780495130024

ISBN10: 0495130028

Ethics : Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers by Oliver A. Johnson and Andrews Reath - ISBN 9780495130024
Edition: 10TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
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Ethics : Selections from Classic and Contemporary Writers by Oliver A. Johnson and Andrews Reath - ISBN 9780495130024

ISBN13: 9780495130024

ISBN10: 0495130028

Edition: 10TH 07

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Summary

This exceptional collection includes writings of the most important and influential moral philosophers of the western tradition, from Plato to John Rawls. Chronologically organized to illuminate each writer's role in the history of ethics, the book's comprehensive coverage fosters a firm grasp of ideas in the history of Western moral philosophy, as well as contemporary moral philosophy. Selections from the contemporary period are designed to highlight the continuity between the history of moral philosophy and contemporary moral theory. The collection includes an introduction to ethical theory, introductions to each of the major historical periods, and brief introductions to each selection that orient students to the primary material.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: THE CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL ERAS.

1. Socrates: Euthyphro.
2. Plato: Republic.
3. Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics.
4. Epicurus: Epicurus to Menoeceus.
5. Epictetus: The Enchiridion.
6. St. Augustine: Of the Morals of the Catholic Church, The Enchiridion.
7. St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa Contra Gentiles, Summa Theologica.

Part II: THE MODERN WORLD.

8. Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan.
9. Joseph Butler: Sermons.
10. David Hume: A Treatise of Human Nature.
11. Immanuel Kant: Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals.
12. Jeremy Bentham: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation.
13. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism.
14. Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil.

Part III: THE CONTEMPORARY ERA.

15. W.D. Ross: The Right and the Good.
16. A.J. Ayer: Language, Truth and Logic.
17. Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism.
18. Bernard Williams: Relativism.
19. John Rawls: A Theory of Justice.
20. R.M. Hare: A Utilitarian Approach to Ethics, Moral Thinking.
21. T.M.Scanlon: Contractualism and Utilitarianism.
22. Thomas Nagel: The View From Nowhere.
23. Gilbert Harman: Is There a Single True Morality?
24. Phillipa Foot: Does Subjectivism Rest on a Mistake?
25. Christine M. Korsgaard: The Authority of Reflection.
26. Philip Quinn: God and Morality.
27. Annette C. Baier: The Need for More than Justice